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shield ~ (A) ~ a soldier holds this over himself to stop things that would hit him.
shield ~ (A) ~ a soldier uses this metal thing to keep safe from attack.
shield ~ (B) ~ something that a soldier holds in front of his body to protect him in a battle. People made shields from metal, wood or from hard leather with a wooden edge.
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